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Approved leave and non-completion of studies

Approved leave from studies means that you take a temporary break from your studies. Non-completion of studies means that you want to terminate your studies for good.

Approved leave from studies

This information regards students enrolled in a programme at KTH as well those who are taking a freestanding course at KTH. Approved leave from studies means a temporary break from studying during a definite period as decided by KTH. Once an application is approved and a specific timeframe is agreed upon, this allows you to resume your studies.

Decisions concerning approved leave from studies are made by the Director of First and Second Cycle Education (grundutbildningsansvarig) or the Programme Director (programansvarig). Acceptable causes include illness, pregnancy/care of children and military service.

Approved leave from studies always requires a defined period of time. If approved leave from studies has been approved, you are entitled to resume your studies at the point in time stated in the decision.

During your approved leave from studies it is possible for you to sit examinations for courses you are admitted to but have not yet completed.

You don't have an automatic right to resume your studies without an approved leave from studies. You will then resume your studies subject to availability.

If you intend to apply for approved leave from studies and want to know how this may affect your future studies, contact the student counsellor/master coordinator at relevant school at KTH.

Application for approved leave from studies

Application for approved leave from studies

Important information for students holding a residence permit in Sweden based on studies

Before you submit an application for approved leave from studies, be sure to check with the Swedish Migration Agency how this will affect your residence permit in Sweden.

  Please visit migrationsverket.se for more information

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

Non-completion of studies

This information regards students enrolled in a programme at KTH. If you intend to terminate your studies, you must notify the School's Office of Student Affairs. This also applies if you do not intend to resume your studies after an approved leave from studies. A notification of non-completion of studies is a permanent break. This means that you will not complete your studies on the programme and you resign from your education.

Notification of non-completion of studies

For more information

For more information, please contact the study counsellor or the master coordinator who is associated with the degree programme .